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Tuesday, June 15, 2004
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And so it begins….

I have accepted an offer of employment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

Back in February, I began a new phase of my life when I resigned from the company that I had worked at for more than 12 years.  It was not a decision that I made lightly. I fully expected to and prepared for spending 6+ months looking for the right job. Instead I was pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of opportunities that opened up.  Needless to say, I would directly attribute that to my participation in the industry and the community, and the associated networking that is an implicit part of such participation.   Within a very short amount of time, I was engaged as a System Architect with a national client through a consulting house that I had maintained good relationships with over the course of the years.  I had a blast!  The work was interesting and the people, both at the client site and the consulting company, were great to work with.

But times of change are also times for reflection and discovering what is important in life. And as is often the case with life, when one door closes in your life, many others open.  Upon reflection, job satisfaction for me came down to:

  • Working with smart people
  • Working on cool technology
  • Making a difference in the world
  • And above all ...

... the job must provide me the ability to give the right answer to the question all fathers face from their children:

"Daddy, What do you do?"
"I help to solve problems that will make the world a better place."

I am so excited!

 

Tags:: Musings
6/15/2004 11:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [9]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink   
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Good luck with you new job, Anil!
Srinath
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hey congratulations Anil! I'm sure you'll do an awesome job.
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<br>Best regards
<br>Beau
Beau
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Congratulations!
David Yack
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Good luck, and I like your job ' job satisfaction for me ' bullets...I could not agree more
Greg Robinson
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Congratulations, Anil, and best of luck. Glad you have something cool to say to your son!
Robert Hurlbut
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:45 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Congrats!
Scott Allen
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:45 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Thanks Guys.. I am very much looking forward to this! - Anil
Anil John
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:20:09 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
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